PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey, November 2011

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The PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey was conducted by Public Religion Research Institute to examine attitudes on breaking news and emerging issues at the intersection of religion and politics. This survey explored American attitudes about the economy and role of government. Questions examined respondents’ views on the deficit, economic inequality, and proposals to reduce the nation’s budget deficit. This survey also investigated attitudes about the Occupy Wall Street and Tea Party movements.

Data File
Cases: 1,002
Variables: 70
Weight Variable: WEIGHT
Data Collection
Date Collected: November 10-14, 2011
Original Survey (Instrument)
Public Religion Research Institute November 2011 Questionnaire
Funded By
Public Religion Research Institute
Collection Procedures
Telephone interviews were conducted by professional interviewers under the direction of Social Science Research Solutions among a national sample of 1,002 adults, 18 years of age or older in the continental United States. Interviews were conducted from November 10, 2011 to November 14, 2011. Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish on both landline telephones and cellular telephones (N=301). The randomly sampled telephone numbers were subject to up to four different call attempts.
Sampling Procedures
The sample derived by an unrestricted random-digit dial procedure, which minimizes serial bias and includes both listed and unlisted telephone numbers. Only one interview is conducted within an individual household. The sample is fully replicated and stratified by region to increase its representativeness
Principal Investigators
Robert P. Jones and Daniel Cox
Related Publications
The following link contains a summary of the Public Religion Research Institute’s findings of this survey:here.
Notes on Weighted Data
The final sample was weighted to six different parameters—age, race, sex, geographic region, education, and telephone usage—to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the total adult population.

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